Discovery series to feature ‘'heinous' local case


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Deadly details: Hancock Historical Society President Brigette Cook Jones tells Australia's Beyond Productions about Clara Carl for the Discovery Channel. (Jim Mayfield/Daily Reporter)


GREENFIELD — Though countless studies have shown married couples live longer, that wasn’t necessarily the case for Clara Carl’s husbands.

Neither of them, it seems, survived her.

Hancock County’s original Black Widow, Philadelphia resident Clara Carl, convicted of second-degree murder by a Shelby County jury in 1922, will be featured this fall on Investigation Discovery’s “Deadly Women” series for the Discovery Channel.

Australia-based Beyond Productions visited Greenfield last week to unearth details of the case with Hancock County Historical Society President Brigette Cook Jones.

“This was huge news,” Jones said. “It was reported by newspapers all over the country.”

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